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PEA Wants You To Be Successful

Encouraging Advice from PEA’s Admissions Department Do something you love and it will never feel like work. Many pilots choose aviation not just for a career, but also because of the passion they have for flying. Regardless, if you are just thinking about joining Phoenix...
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PEA Partners with South Sweden Flight Academy

What is better than a FAA License? Having both FAA and EASA Licenses! Phoenix East Aviation proudly announces its partnership with South Sweden Flight Academy. This partnership will ensure students who are looking to obtain FAA licenses and EASA licenses, have the flexibility to start...

Who is PEA & Why Choose PEA?

PEA was founded in 1972 and we are proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year. Over the last five decades PEA has grown from one location, a few students, and a plane; to a global leader in flight training with three different locations,...

When Results Matter!

What’s an aircraft without an engine? It doesn’t get you anywhere, right? Ok … it’s nice to look at, sit in, and show off, but that’s about it. The same is true for flight schools. Why go to a school if it doesn’t have a...

An Overview of Pilot Training

For those who aren’t familiar with pilot training, here’s a simple overview: You’ll always start with your Private Pilot License. This is also referred to as VFR (Visual Flight Rules). You’ll learn to fly a plane based on your vision (during the day). The Federal Aviation...

Pilot Demand

Is there a pilot demand? That’s the main question for those who consider becoming one. Why seek to fulfill your dream career if there are no jobs, right? In an article from Flight Training News, March 2017, there are some staggering data about the coming...

What’s in a Pilot’s Flight Bag?

Ever wonder what’s in that bag that pilots carry? Why do they need so much stuff? And why do some pilots seem to get away with just a cup of coffee, while others carry a large, heavy bag? The truth is that pilots aren’t actually...
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Why Does Flight Training Cost So Much?

Airplanes cost a lot to operate. From fixed costs like the cost of the airplane itself, insurance fees, taxes and registration fees to variable costs like fuel, oil and maintenance fees, a single airplane costs a lot to operate. Aircraft insurance rates are really, really...